Google+ The World 2 Come: March 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Person of the Day: Rene Descartes

"Rene Descartes (March 31, 1596 – February 11, 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius (latinized form), was a highly influential French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer. Dubbed the 'Founder of Modern Philosophy', and the 'Father of Modern Mathematics', much of subsequent western philosophy is a reaction to his writings, which have been closely studied from his time down to the present day. His influence in mathematics is also apparent, the Cartesian coordinate system used in plane geometry and algebra being named after him, and he was one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution."
Source: Wikipedia

Audio:
Rene Descartes - LibriVox

See also:
Person of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Company of the Week: Ryanair

"Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin. Its biggest operational base, however, is at London Stansted Airport. It is Europe's largest low-cost carrier and one of the world's largest and most successful airlines (whether in terms of profits, number of flights, number of passengers flown). Ryanair operates - at one count - on 362 routes to 22 countries. Ryanair has been characterised by rapid expansion, a result of the deregulation of the air industry in Europe in 1997. Over the years, it has evolved into one of the world's most profitable airlines, running at remarkable margins by passing its costs directly to its customers."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
ryanair.com

News & Blogs:
Ryanair - Topix.net

Finance:
RYAAY - Google Finance
RYAAY - Yahoo Finance

Photos:
Ryanair - Flickr

Video:
Ryanair - YouTube

Insight:
Jet-Setting for the Masses - Bloomberg (PDF)

See also:
Europe - The World 2 Come

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Audio of the Day: SXSW Podcasts

Keywords: South by Southwest

SXSW Podcasts
Link

Topics:
- Will Wright's Keynote at SXSW 2007
- 12 Values Shaping Technology's Future
- There's no Such Thing as the Mobile Web (Or Is There?)
- Why Marketers Need To Work With People Media
- Worldchanging 2.0
- Web Typography Sucks
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Secrets of Doing More with Less in a Digital World
- Bruce Sterling's SXSW Rant
- The Rise of the Blogebrity
- Online Games: Beyond Play and Fantasy with Joi Ito and Justin Hall
- Five Tips to Make Your Lame Podcast Listenable
- Dan Rather Keynote Interview
- Keynote Conversation: Limor Fried / Phil Torrone
- Sex and Computational Technology
- Emerging Social and Technology Trends
- After the Brief: A Field Guide to Design Inspiration
- Opening Remarks: Kathy Sierra
- How to Rawk SXSW

People:
- Bruce Sterling, Visionary In Residence, wired.com
- Peter Rojas, Engadget
- Dan Rather
- Will Wright, Chief Designer, Maxis/EA
- Kathy Sierra, CreatingPassionateUsers
- Alex Steffen, Executive Editor, Worldchanging.com
- Phillip Torrone, Sr Editor, MAKE magazine
- John Battelle, Chairman & Founder, Federated Media Publishing
- Toni Schneider, Automattic Inc
- Tony Conrad, CEO & Founder, Sphere
- Michael Sippey, VP Prod, Six Apart Ltd
- Daniel Appelquist, Sr Technology Strategist, Vodafone
- Carlo Longino, MobHappy
- Timo Veikkola, Sr futures Specialist, Nokia

Blogs:
Weekly Wrapup, 12-16 March 2007 - Read/WriteWeb

See also:
SXSW - The World 2 Come

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Company of the Week: Viacom

"Viacom (NYSE: VIA, NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). Sumner Redstone is the Chairman and, through National Amusements, the parent of Viacom, majority shareholder.

The new Viacom is considered to be the 'high-growth' side of the much larger former Viacom. The former Viacom was renamed CBS Corporation, from which this firm was split off on December 31, 2005. CBS, not Viacom, retains control of the over-the-air broadcasting, TV production, and publishing assets formerly owned by the larger company. However, National Amusements remains the common majority shareholder of both firms."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
viacom.com

News & Blogs:
Viacom - Topix.net

Blogs:
VIA - Seeking Alpha
VIA - Blogging Stocks
Viacom - paidContent.org

Finance:
Viacom - Google Finance
Viacom - Yahoo Finance

Images:
Viacom - Flickr

Video:
Viacom - Google Video
Viacom - YouTube
Charlie Rose - Sumner Redstone - Google Video

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Company of the Week: Boeing

"The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Boeing is the largest global aircraft manufacturer by revenue and the second-largest defense contractor in the world.

In 2006, Boeing was the world’s largest civil aircraft company in terms of orders (with 55% of orders and 54% of deliveries in its market segment), overtaking Airbus for the first time since 2000. The largest exporter in the United States, Boeing’s stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
boeing.com

News & Blogs:
Boeing - Topix.net

Blogs:
BA - SeekingAlpha
BA - Blogging Stocks
Boeing - Defense Industry Daily
Randy's Journal

Finance:
Boeing - Google Finance
Boeing - Yahoo Finance

Photos:
Boeing - Flickr

Video:
Boeing - Google Video
Boeing - YouTube

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Company of the Week: Berkshire Hathaway

Keywords: Warren Buffett

"Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a large holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. Berkshire Hathaway's core business is insurance, including property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and specialty nonstandard insurance. The Company averaged a phenomenal 25%+ annual return to its shareholders for the last 25 years while employing large amounts of capital and minimal debt."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
berkshirehathaway.com

News & Blogs:
Berkshire Hathaway - Topix.net

Blogs:
Berkshire Hathaway - SeekingAlpha
BRK.A - Blogging Stocks

Finance:
Berkshire Hathaway - Google Finance
Berkshire Hathaway - Yahoo Finance

Photos:
Warren Buffett - Flickr

Video:
Warren Buffett - Google Video
Berkshire Hathaway - Wallstrip

See also:
Warren Buffett - The World 2 Come